Monday, February 16, 2009

What a Weekend!

I am so glad to have this weekend behind me. First of all my sweet dalmation baby Madison was put to sleep on Saturday. I've had her since I was eighteen years old, and I'm just devasted. She was the best dog and has lived everywhere with me. I even drug her to Tampa and back and she was sucj a trooper. Her health has been failing for quite some time now, and it wasn't fair to let her continue to suffer. It was such a sad moment.
Then.......if that weren't enough drama in one day, I started having contractions and some really bad back pain. So I called the doctor and he wanted to come to the hospital. Exactly what I didn't want to do. The good news was that I wasn't in labor...yet. But....the contractions kept on coming. I got my steriod shots early and they put me on a medication to try to slow down my contraction. At first, it wasn't really doing the trick, but the the Lord, late last night they subsided. They checked me again this morning and I was still dialated to 1/2 cm and 30% thinned out.
So it looks like bed rest for me :( I can go into work for short periods to do payroll, taxes, etc., but for the most part it's rest, rest. rest. As hard as it's going to be to stay off my feet and do NOTHING, I've got to keep these little angels in for 4 more weeks, hopefully. I really am thankful that I've made it this far with no complications. We have been very blessed.
I go back to the doctor on Friday for a checkup, so I'll update then.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Update and Pregnancy Pics

I went to the fetal specialist on Monday and got another great report. Thank you Lord! The babies are doing remarkably well. They are growing by leaps and bounds. Here are their current weights:
Gabe: 2lb 8oz (what a big boy)
Isabella: 2lb 5oz
Jack: 2lb 3oz
I can't believe I have that much baby in me! Poor babies are so squished.
Dr. Rosemond recommended that I go ahead with steriod shots to help their little lungs along just in case they decide to come any day now. I have been having more contractions than usual, and Monday was the first day that they were coming consistantly at 20 minutes apart. Thank God they have subsided somewhat, but I think he wants to be on the safer side. So the plan is for me to go Tuesday and Wednesday for the first rounds of steriods, then I will get one more dose when I go into labor.
So only 4 1/2 weeks til my goal of 32 weeks! Still no bedrest....WOOOHOOO!!!!!
Now, on to pregnancy pics. My sister-n-law Candice took them last weekend and did an amazing job. They are exactly what I wanted. She is an amazing photographer and has a great eye. Check out her website at
Not only is she good with pregnant ladies, she's great with brides and kiddos too!
I love all of them, but here are just a few of them that we picked out. Hope you like them!

Thanks Candice! What a lucky girl I am to have such a wonderful photgrapher in the family! Can't wait to see what she does with my little munchkins when they get here!

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Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm Gonna Miss This

Last night I was looking at some of my maternity pictures that my sister in law did, and it hit me. This is it.....this is the last time I will be pregnant. Big tears came up in my eyes and I was so sad all the sudden. I only have about six more weeks of being pregnant. I need to remember everything....every flutter, every kick, everything. Thank goodness I've been fortunate enough to have an ultrasound every two weeks, so I have a lot of pictures.

Jackson have discussed getting my tubes tied or him having the big "V", but it just seems so final. I know it seems practical for us to do that, but I would hate to regret it one day. Who knows....we may want another one in a couple of years. I don't think we would go through fertility treatment again, but who knows, I could get have a baby without it.

I have to remember, no matter how uncomfortable I am or how huge I get, I have to cherish every moment of this amazing experience and not take one day for granted.

By the way....I'll post some maternity pics soon. Candice did an amazing job!!!

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